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AutoBan v1.2.3

By Alan M. Carroll
Posted August 10, 2007, in Comments, Trackback, Antispam.

Details

AutoBan is an anti-junk plugin for use with the Apache webserver. It updates a .htaccess file to ban the IP addresses of junk sources. The list is generated from the junk objects stored in MT, providing for automatic aging. The updating is completely automatic.

AutoBan is primarily useful for preventing flooding attacks. It also turns out that many junkers rent the same zombies, so even new types of attacks that get past the filters tend to be moderate because old attacks get the sources banned.

Version 1.2.3 may not work in MT 4. Use the beta 1.2.4 release instead.

Requirements

Apache webserver.


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1 Comment

robbiebow.myopenid.com on December 1, 2007, 7:20 p.m. Reply

Very simple to install: requires no altering of templates or other parts of MT. This provides a simple, effective hurdle for spammers which, whilst not eliminating all spam, does reduce it quite effectively.

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